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Michael Hickey

Michael C. Hickey, Ph.D., professor of history, recently presented "Making Jews Soviet in Smolensk? Jewish Politprosvet during NEP" on the panel "The Rise and Fall of Soviet Jewish Culture" at the annual conference of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies in Boston. Hickey's paper focused on Jewish reading rooms established by the communist regime in the 1920s as "political education" institutions and the ways Jews in small towns in western Russia actually used such institutions.